No, it's not that dramatic, but sometimes it feels that way... what am I talking about? Holiday eating! Holidays NEVER last one day anymore. With holiday eating comes holiday weight gain. It's lovely, yummy, beautiful, gut wrenching, overindulgent and frustrating all at the same time
Easter kicked off at our house today with an egg hunt and brunch. Now, since I was hosting, I had some control over what was offered, making good choices a little more simple. I served cheese and crackers, strawberries, grapes, cut up veggies with 2 kinds of dip, and some sweet breads. I wouldn't punish my guests, so I just knew what I had to stick to, and made sure healthy options were available. But this is not the end my friends. It's just the beginning...
Friday night we will be eating pre-race dinner at Doc Greens, so I'm not worried, but Saturday, after the race, they are having an awards ceremony and BBQ! Saturday night is Easter dinner with friends, and Sunday Easter Brunch will also come and go... what's a girl to do? It's so frustrating to put on 5 lbs over a holiday weekend just because the foods are so much heavier than my day to day routine.
Don't get me wrong. I don't want my life to ever become so regimented that I can't enjoy things like holidays, I just don't want to have such a major setback each time- and it seems like there is 1 holiday per month that constitutes this type of eating behavior.
So what do you do? Do you have any tips, tricks, survival plans? I could really use some advice if you have it to give! In the meantime, Happy Easter kickoff, let spring begin!!!!!